In the grand scheme of things, this weekend's predicted high of 45 degrees isn't much cause for celebration, but you know what? Who cares—we'll take what we can get.
Welcome the arrival of Almost Spring, Kind Of with the following events.
When/Where: Saturday, March 2 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Pkwy.
Why Go: First Saturdays are a perennial favorite, despite the tragic cessation of the popular dance parties in October. Never mind that, though—the event is still rife music, performances and artist talks. Where else will you find all that for free?
Support Red Hook Business
When/Where: Red Hook Winery, located at 175 - 204 Van Dyke St., Red Hook Lobster Pound, located at 284 Van Brunt St. and Fairway Market, located at 480-500 Van Brunt St.
Why Go: Superstorm Sandy gave Red Hook her worst, and while several businesses (sigh) are still shuttered, three triumphantly re-opened their doors on Friday: Red Hook Winery, Red Hook Lobster Pound and most dramatically, Fairway Market, which celebrated the debut of its entirely renovated interior with the likes of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Miss America.
Cost: Free, until you buy something, then however much that thing costs.
When/Where: Saturday, March 2, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Williamsburg's Gristle Tattoo, located at 378 N. 8th St.
Why Go: Saturday is shaping up to be a great day to get some new ink or maybe a pet. Get one, the other or both at Gristle Tattoo, where animal advocacy group Empty Cages Collective is hosting a "kitty and bunny" adoption event. If you're not in the position to adopt right now, know that the whole deposit from your Cannibal Jesus tattoo will be donated to the cause.